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bubble under

verb (intransitive, adverb)
to remain just beneath a particular level
to continue in the background or under the surface
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  • Like a bubble under water, that which had been striving for utterance came to the surface.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn Harold MacGrath
  • The canoes glided rapidly down the stream, making the water hiss and bubble under their bows.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston

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